The Byward Market hosts Winterlude activities as well. Snow sculptures are found here during the festival, and this year had a transportation in Ottawa theme to them. There were four of them in total, but on the final weekend when I took these shots, a warm up had wrecked havoc on one, while another I couldn't locate. These two, in shade most of the day, were in fine shape. The first one depicts the LRT train, while the city's buses are represented in the second sculpture.
For a very different form of transportation, I take you down to Dow's Lake, where a long standing tradition was happening that weekend out on the ice. I took this view of the lake from Commissioners Park.
The event was the bed races, part of Winterlude for many years. When I arrived, the bed frames on wheels were just starting to be prepared for afternoon races down the course. This is where it would all start.
Tents were set up for crews to decorate their beds. Teams of four (plus one person on top of the whole thing) run down the ice in races with these. Some were just getting started, while other bed carts were decorated and rather elaborate. I approve of the score on the bed cart kitted out like a hockey rink.